Recently I looked at Kentmere Pan 400 made by HARMAN/ILFORD in the UK. I showed 5 Frames shot at box speed with my Leica M6 and 35mm f/2.4 Summarit-M. I was very pleasantly pleased with the prints I made from this film. How about rating the film for a higher EI (aka underexposing it and […]
What is the reason that drives a photographer or an analogue lover to use chromogenic black and white film in 2021? Personally, I appreciate them for the almost total absence of grain and the way they surrender detail. I like their characteristics and you feel good using them. Don’t get me wrong, I am a […]
I highly recommend the Moscow Subway Metro. As someone who loves spending time exploring underground, this was perhaps an unexpected highlight of my 2019 trip to Russia. If you are going for a photo trip (after the obvious COVID restrictions are lifted), I highly suggest Sunday mornings between 8-10am. Weekdays will be hell as you’re […]
I’ve often described how I think that people looking for a different “look” from film would be better suited exposing and developing in a different way before they’d see any benefit from switching emulsions. Unless someone is searching for a specific “effect” in terms of grain structure, or halation, then most films will produce fairly […]
The whole idea behind this article started as I was looking into finding a “daily” use black and white film, on the cheap, so that I could bulk roll my own. As I’m from Europe (Romania, just one sharp right away from the Black Sea), I first looked into Foma Bohemia films, which are quite […]
I have never used expired film or used a bulk loader until now. Not however for any particular reason, probably just because I simply didn’t feel the need to. I had been given a bulk loader and a handful of reloadable cassettes in a collection of darkroom gear by a retired professional. He no longer […]
Update 01: 2018-09-20
Welcome to part three of this series exploring every single film photography stock still being made today.
This whole project started when I realized I had been blindly allegiant to certain black and white films for a number of years without any particular rhyme or reason.
I have been shooting 4×5 for about five years. I use it for much of my personal work, and love the tonality and rendering it gives my images.
There’s much more to HP5 PLUS than meets the eye – something that regular shooters of this film will be more than aware of.
Welcome to part two of my long exposure test results.
Long exposure film photography is a technique central to my currently ongoing photography project, Where We Meet.
Capturing the smooth extensions of water movement, contrasted with static elements of the shoreline is the key to this visual narrative.
Over the years I’ve built up a large bank of development times and schemes for many black and white films, old and new;
Hi! My name is Daniel and I live in Helsinki, Finland.
Quando EMULSIVE mi ha chiesto di scrivere qualcosa su ilford HP5 plus sono rimasto molto sorpreso e anche un po’ preoccupato: non sono un tecnico e non sono un fotografo professionista e non ho neanche molta esperienza.
Bene, probabilmente vi
When EM asked to me to write something about ILFORD HP5 PLUS I was very surprised and a little worried.
I’m not a technician, I’m not a professional photographer and I also don’t have too much experience, so you’re probably
Sub 100 ISO films…
There’s mystique about them; smooth, finely grained, challenging. Something for the true pros and “serious types”.
The high EI shootout is back for part two: the pushening.
Poorly executed references to the terrible sequel that was Highlander 2 aside, I’m hoping that you’ll find this extension of part one just as informative as the first and
A few months ago I wrote a post about experimenting with pushing Kodak Tri-X from ISO 800 to 12800.
Following on from our recent review, here’s a quick reference for ILFORD’s fine detail, old school contrast monster, FP4 PLUS.
Here’s what they have to say:
“For high quality black and white photography, ILFORD FP4 PLUS is unrivaled.